Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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This is an online event.
It is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.



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Join Tom Ruller and professional genealogist Jane E. Wilcox as they discuss Jane’s new book, New York State Archives—A Guide: For Family Historians, Biographers, and Historical Research, published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Jane will share insights and discoveries gleaned from poring through hundreds of colonial and state government records held by the archives and tell some stories of the people she met along the way.

About The speakers

Jane E. Wilcox serves on the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and the NYG&B’s NY Family History Advisory Committee. A former NYG&B Record editorial board member, Jane speaks at genealogy conferences and institutes. With her company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in Albany, Jane specializes in pre-Civil War NY research. She hosted The Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast, with archives at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature, as well as elementary school teacher’s certification.

Thomas J. Ruller recently retired from his position as New York State Archivist, a role he has held since 2015. An active professional for 35 years, he is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form. Tom has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation. He remains actively engaged as a Board Member and Steward of the Archives Partnership Trust.

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.